Disability Community Support

Disability Community Support

Getting out and about in your community is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and embrace new opportunities. Disability community support, supported by the NDIS, makes this easier and more accessible for everyone. With a disability support worker by your side, you can explore your community and expand your horizons.

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What is disability community support?

NDIS disability community support involves funding to cover the support services that participants need while out in the community. This funding is used to cover disability support workers who can accompany you to travel to and attend community, social and recreational events or activities.

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How can I get disability community support with NDIS?

This category of funding is for participants who have goals related to improved social and community participation. Therefore, social and community support funding can be accessed through the Core Supports or Capacity Building categories in your NDIS Plan. You can learn more about accessing particular supports on our NDIS eligibility page.

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Disability community support with Core Supports

Assistance with Social and Community Participation

Disability community support with NDIS Core Supports is covered under Assistance with Social and Community Participation. This is one of the four funded categories under Core Supports. Where it is deemed reasonable and necessary pertaining to your goals, participants can use this funding to cover the support needed to travel to and attend activities or events in their community.

This can cover a disability support worker helping you with:

  • Going to community events
  • Visiting your local library
  • Seeing a movie or concert
  • Attending personal development courses
  • Joining a social group
  • Taking an outing or a holiday
  • Going on a camp
  • Joining a sports club
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Disability community support with Capacity Building

Increased Social and Community Participation Disability community support with NDIS Capacity Building is covered under Increased Social and Community Participation. This is one of the nine funded categories under Capacity Building. Again, participants can access disability community support where it has been deemed reasonable and necessary pertaining to their goals for increased social and community participation.

This particular category of disability community support funding can be used to:

  • Pay for course tuition fees
  • Classes (art, dancing, singing, horse riding etc.)
  • Sports coaching
  • Other activities that build skills and independence

The funding can also be used for:

  • Camps
  • Vacation activities
  • Volunteering
  • Mentoring / peer support groups
  • Other activities that have capacity building components

See, learn and do more in your community

Care Assure is here to help you reach your goals for increased social and community participation. We organise community and social programs in Adelaide, Victor Harbor, Barossa, Port Augusta, Port Pirie and Whyalla. With disability community support from people who truly care about you and your goals, you can see, learn and do more!

Community Support FAQs

NDIS funding is considered a step towards more inclusivity. Everyone has unique needs and goals, which call for individualised plans that are tailored to support each participant in daily life. Part of daily life is having the skills, resources and opportunities to participate in the community when and how they wish. The NDIS therefore supports this through encouraging inclusivity and assisting participants in leading an ordinary life.

Increased Social and Community Participation is a funded support category that may be found in your NDIS plan, under capacity-building support. It is intended to fund activities that build skills and independence in order to facilitate greater community participation.

This particular category of funding is offered when a participant has a goal to improve social and community participation in their NDIS plan.

The rate paid for a disability support worker can vary depending on the day of week, time of day and level of support required. If you are self-managed however, you can negotiate this with your disability support worker.

There are also factors to consider with group activities within the community. In these scenarios, rates depend on the staff: participant ratio. If the participant has high support needs or challenging behaviours which require additional assistance, then this is considered ‘higher intensity support’ which will reflect in the rates. See the NDIS Price Guide to learn more.

Yes, we do have a team of qualified and experienced support workers in Port Augusta. All our support workers are qualified in Mental Health First Aid, including essential checks such as Working with Children, Police Clearance, DHS and many more. We take compliance really strictly. For more information on our team, please feel free to contact us on 08 7071 9276 or simply send us a message.

We can absolutely help! We work with the participant and their carer, to ensure we can find the best match for the participant, who makes them feel safe, and comfortable.

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